Lauded by The Sun Chronicle for their “distinct vocal harmonies, choreography, and performances [that] have helped bring a cappella into the mainstream of music,” the chart-topping pop singers of Pentatonix bring their world tour to the TaxSlayer Center on June 22, showcasing the talents that have thus far resulted in three Grammy Awards and numerous appearances on the TV smash The Sing-Off.

A gifted rock trio and an award-winning country-music singer/songwriter assume headliner roles in two Moeller Nights concerts on June 22, with the sibling musicians of Radkey playing the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel stage at 7 p.m., and Nashville-based touring artist JP Harris taking over the Davenport stage at 10 p.m.

With praising the artist for his “perfectly constructed lyrics” and “smooth, effortless singing,” country crooner and prodigious songwriter Ward Davis headlines a Rock Island Brewing Company concert on June 22, his showcase demonstrating why insisted, “On the three-bearded hydra that is Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, and Ward Davis, Ward is the one you turn to when you’re looking for something more thoughtful, more introspective, and where the songwriting is the foremost concern.”

Performing in support of his 2018 album Animal Companionship, a release that Pop Matters called the artist's “most cohesive and accomplished work yet,” Chicago-based singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth brings his solo project Advance Base to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on June 22, the artist's most recent recording inspiring to rave, “In its sharp and unrelenting and empathetic specificity, this is some real masterly heart-wrecker music.”

Described by NPR as “a vintage boogie stylist whose sonic footprint is no mere retread of his inspirations,” Jamil Rashad performs a June 25 Moeller Nights concert under his solo-project moniker Boulevards, sharing with Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel audiences what The Wild magazine deemed “a throwback to the Parliament-style days of funk music – infectious grooves, high notes, and sexy style.”

Folk rock troubadour Jesse Marchant headlines a Moeller Nights concert at Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on June 19.

Touring in support of the musicians' most recent album Hard Times & White Lines – a 2018 release that American Songwriter awarded three-and-a-half stars and called the group's “finest set yet” – the honkytonk musicians of Whitey Morgan & the 78's play the Rock Island Brewing Company on June 14, proving why Glide magazine labeled the band “among the very best among the small legion of those carrying the outlaw country banner these days.”

Appearing as rare summertime guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series, the Rock Island-based organization welcomes the New Orleans jazz ensemble Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards to the Quad Cities, with the popular touring artists and celebrated children's musicians bringing their smoky yet distinctly family-friendly styling to a half-dozen area venues between June 15 and 19.

Three supremely gifted instrumentalists and a wonderfully talented singer will thrill River Music Experience guests in the latest event in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series, with pianist Dick Miller, bassist Gary Palmer, drummer Craig Wood, and vocalist Eve Minkler combining and sharing their jazz passions in a June 16 Redstone Room concert.

A hotly anticipated summertime festival returns to the District of Rock Island on June 8, as this year's celebration of Cajun culture Gumbo Ya Ya treats guests to a veritable Mardi Gras complete with a quartet of electrifying concerts, a French Quarter Marketplace, Cajun cooking, street performers, and, as always, more than 20,000 strands of Mardi Gras beads.